Notification of the Funding
Once the funding has been approved for the project, it is necessary to refer to the funding and include the logo of the fund’s provider. The logo is used to identify the objects and activities of the supported project, in accordance with the requirements in the notification regulation.
NB! As there are various funding sources available, it is important to ensure that the correct logo is used.
As notifying the public of the funding received is mandatory, the funding applicant must consider the related costs when planning the project budget. The costs related to the notification can be covered by the project budget if the notification costs are eligible according to the measure regulation.
Cohesion Policy funds 2021-2027
Cohesion Policy funds have one logo that is used in notifying of the received funding from funds such as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), the Cohesion Fund (CF), and the Just Transition Fund (JTF).
Logo must be used in:
- Advertisements, information materials, prints, slides (logo on the opening slide is enough)
- Advertisements in print and digital media publications
- The homepage of the website (including mobile views)
- Television shows and videos
- Events, trainings, seminars
- Mementos and hardware
If it is technically not possible to display the logo (e.g. radio broadcast, press release), the financing fund must be indicated verbally or in writing.
Example: The XXX program is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
In addition to the European Union emblem, the logo must include the funding statement:
‘Funded by the European Union’, if the financing rate of the project is 100%.
In addition to the European Union emblem, the logo must include the funding statement:
‘Co-financed by the European Union’, if the financing rate of the project is less than 100%.
NB! The EAS logo is not displayed together with the emblems of Cohesion Policy funds 2021-2027.
European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020
- is used after the purchase of an object, obtaining into use of the object or commencement of the construction or other activities (Notification Regulation § 4 subsection 7)
- is placed in an easily noticeable place and must be clearly visible and readable from a reasonable distance (Notification Regulation § 4 subsection 5)
- if the object, document or any other medium is intended for the general public, final recipients or target audience of the project, they must be marked with a logo (Notification Regulation § 4 subsection 2)
- if there is a poster or a stand, then it is not necessary to mark individual items or data media with a logo, except in the case specified in subsection 2 (Notification Regulation § 4 subsection 1)
- where other logos are located next to the logo, the height and width of the logo must be at least of the same size as that of another largest logo (Notification Regulation § 10 subsection 1)
Look here for the logo guide of the recovery fund NextGenerationEU.
If the logo needs to be added to the object, but it is not technically possible or reasonable to print, engrave or etch, then it is possible to add a sticker. Stickers are in two sizes and can be requested from EAS.
- Small sticker (26×45 mm) – small objects
- Large sticker (70×120 mm) – large objects
If the webpage exists, on the webpage of the project must be published:
- The logo
- A brief description of the project
- The objective
- The result of the project
- The name of the fund
In case the funding was received from the European Union in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the text ”Funded as a part of the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” must be added additionally.
In case the funding was received from the NextGenerationEU recovery fund (RRF), the following phrase must be used in speeches or texts: “The project is funded by the European Union Recovery Fund NextGenerationEU”.
- The amount of the funding
- Regardless of the digital device, the logo placed on the webpage must be visible on the screen of the digital device without the user having to scroll down the page displayed on the screen. (Notification Regulation § 4 subsections 4 and 5)
A poster must be used when the usage of a stand or a board is not required. The following rules apply:
- Is installed at the location of the funded activity or object
- May be placed at the location of the official rooms or facility related to the project
- The logo (at least 25% of the surface area of the poster)
- The minimum size is A3
- The name of the project (is allocated at least 30% of the height of the poster)
The examples of the posters
If the funding provided to the project related to the infrastructure or construction works funded by the European Regional Development Fund is greater than 500,000 euros, then:
- A stand is placed at the location of the object
- The logo (at least 25% of the surface area of the stand)
- The name of the project and the main objective (is allocated at least 30% of the height of the stand)
- The minimum size is 1500×1000 mm
- Other information may also be placed on the stand
If the received funding related to the purchase of an object or financing the infrastructure or construction works is greater than 500,000 euros, then:
- A board must be installed at the location of the object within 3 months after the acquisition of the object or the completion of the work
- The logo (at least 25% of the of the surface area of the board)
- The minimum size is 500×300 mm
- The name of the project and its main objective, which is allocated at least 30% of the height of the stand (Notification Regulation § 8 subsections 2, 3 and 4)
The logos, symbolism and guides of the external financing instruments of the European Union can be found here: Logos and symbols | The State Shared Service Centre (rtk.ee)
About using the logo of EAS
The logo of EAS must be used by the receivers of support, who has a corresponding requirement in the administrative decision and the partners of EAS, with whom cooperation is made in various projects. The logo of EAS can also be used be the receivers of support, who do not have a corresponding requirement in the administrative decision.
More about the use of the logo of EAS:
- From now on, the logo of EAS must be present in all important activities carried out or supported/mediated by EAS (website, poster at an event, stand, board etc.).
- New triple logos, poster examples and stend-board working files designed correctly and according to the requirements are available on the EAS website. Note: differently designed logos, posters, stands and boards are also suitable if the requirements in the Notification Regulation of Structural Funds (SF) are met.
- Examples are designed in accordance with the requirements set in the Notification Regulation (long link: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/125042017019?leiaKehtiv). The requirements for the use of Structural Funds logos must always be followed in accordance with the requirements set in the regulation, and the EAS and partnering logos must not be bigger than the double logos of the SF.
- Double logos will also be available on the EAS website, so that clients could place logos separately on materials as needed. The logo files of EAS can be found HERE (long link: https://www.eas.ee/logod#articleblock-EASilogojastiiliraamat). Note: in addition to this, EAS continues to have support schemes, where it is necessary to use a double logo, because the logo of EAS is already shown in the joint logo of EAS and the Ministry of Finance, for example the support for the sustainable urban development, joint logo (long link: https://www.eas.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/RM-EAS_logo_reg_toetuseks-vaike.jpg)
To learn more about the use of the partner logo and the placement of the logo of EAS, inspect the materials introducing Estonia here: https://brand.estonia.ee/guidelines/?lang=en.
In case of additional questions, please contact – [email protected].
Other logo examples and files
Projects that have received funding from the Cohesion and Internal Security Funds of the period 2021-2027 must be marked in accordance with the regulation issued by the Government of the Republic of Estonia Informing the public of the allocation of funds from the Cohesion and Internal Security Policy Funds in the period 2021-2027.
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo (.pdf)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo (.jpg)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo (.ai)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo eng (.jpg)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo eng (.pdf)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications – EAS logo eng (.ai)
A brief description of the project and the amount of the funding must be published on the website of the company and in other materials introducing the project, and it must be marked with Eureka Eurostars and EAS logos.
Eurostars Eureka logo (jpg)
The entrepreneur who has received the funding must inform the public of the origin of the funding from the moment of receiving the funding by indicating in speech or text that the project was funded by the funds of European Union. The objects, and documents and items aimed at the public must be marked with the emblem of the European Union with a funding statement “Co-funded by the European Union” and the emblem of the European Cyber Competence Centre with a text “The project is supported by the European Cyber Competence Centre with its members”. If the use of the logo is not possible due to the specific nature of the object or in texts aimed at the public, the fund from which the project is funded must be named.
Therefore, in all the informing activities related to the project and materials funded, the funding received by the European Union must be referenced by using the double logo and the notifying statement. This includes notifications on the website of the company, seminar presentations and information materials, such as brochures, newsletters, presentations etc., that are presented electronically, on paper or via social media.
NB! The notifying statement: “The project is supported by the European Cyber Competence Centre with its members”